Opinion: More of you are helping us reimagine California after the pandemic. Keep the suggestions coming

Everything from ground-level, neighborhood changes to completely remaking sectors of society — an update on what readers want to see after the pandemic.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news

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Hi everyone! This is my first post on SDN but I have been reading advice others have given for quite a while now. I am a rising junior at a local state university who has been set on the MD/PhD path... however, given the pandemic with some possible setbacks, I am questioning a few of my decisions. A little bit of background: I am currently officially listed as a double major in biology and chemistry (biochem. concentration) with a minor in mathematics. Although I was advised against... Double Major and Academic Plan.. help!
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums
Purpose of review There are currently many unanswered questions surrounding the management of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic and several ‘rapid’ guidelines have been released, although are subject to be updated and changed in the near future. The purpose of this review is to discuss the approach to management of patients with immune-mediated diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent findings At present, there is little evidence to suggest an increased risk of COVID-19 infection or its complications in patients with immune-mediated diseases or associated...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: RHEUMATOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF COVID-19: Edited by Leonard H. Calabrese and Cassandra Calabrese Source Type: research
This article analyzes peer-reviewed research on the epidemiology and outcomes of COVID-19 in those with IMID. Recent findings Published literature on approximately 1400 patients was included from rheumatology, gastroenterology, and dermatology. Data suggest that those who are older and have comorbidities have poorer outcomes. This is consistent with the reports from the general population of patients with COVID-19. Adjusted analyses from the largest published studies demonstrate independent effects of systemic glucocorticoids, as well as age and comorbidities with poorer COVID-19 outcomes (SECURE-IBD registry, nā€Š=ā€Š5...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: RHEUMATOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF COVID-19: Edited by Leonard H. Calabrese and Cassandra Calabrese Source Type: research
Purpose of review Assimilating and disseminating information during the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been challenging. The purpose of this review is to identify specific threats to the validity of the COVID-19 literature and to recommend resources for practicing rheumatologists and their patients. Recent findings The COVID-19 literature has rapidly expanded and includes 17ā€Š998 publications through May of 2020, 1543 of which also address rheumatic disease-related topics. Specific obstacles to acquiring high-quality information have arisen, including ‘pandemic research exceptionalism’ and ...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: RHEUMATOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF COVID-19: Edited by Leonard H. Calabrese and Cassandra Calabrese Source Type: research
Background Shortly after its emergence in December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is the seventh member of the Coronaviridae family of viruses that causes disease in humans. The problem Despite the established role of molecular diagnostics, COVID-19 serodiagnosis remains a poorly discovered and enigmatic area. Although there are numerous commercial serological products available globally, there is a severe paucity of high-quality peer-reviewed literature on their true performance ch...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: RHEUMATOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF COVID-19: Edited by Leonard H. Calabrese and Cassandra Calabrese Source Type: research
Starting a new thread for nephrology 2020-21, did not see one (please direct me to one if I missed it). I recently came to know from one of our year 3 IM residents that due to COVID19 pandemic, almost all fellowship interviews this year are virtual, and that most applicants are trying to stay in the same geographical area/ interviewing with programs where they did residencies/ medical school before. I personally felt that visiting a program and interviewing with 6-7 faculty members, and... Nephrology fellowship 2020-21/ Temple nephrology
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Authors: Zaman S, MacIsaac AI, Jennings GL, Schlaich MP, Inglis SC, Arnold R, Kumar S, Thomas L, Wahi S, Lo S, Naismith C, Duffy SJ, Nicholls SJ, Newcomb A, Almeida AA, Wong S, Lund M, Chew DP, Kritharides L, Chow CK, Bhindi R Abstract INTRODUCTION: The coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) increases the morbidity and mortality of COVID-19, and COVID-19 itself causes serious cardiac sequelae. Strategies to minimise the risk of viral transmission to health care workers and uninfected cardiac pa...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
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Publication date: Available online 31 July 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Meda, V. Gentry, P. Reidy, D. Garner
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Roma people in Europe face widespread discrimination in many areas of life, including housing and health. In this opinion piece, Francoise Jacob, the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, explains how the UN is helping Roma communities, many of which have no access to safe water or electricity, to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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